News and Information
Tuesday April 21st 2015
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‘News and Information’ Archives

Philosophy: What did the Star Tribune get wrong when questioning the integrity and credibility of long-established African American leaders?

Philosophy: What did the Star Tribune get wrong when questioning the integrity and credibility of long-established African American leaders?

Attack? LOL! How about BUSTED!!! Insight News publishing a story citing the Star Tribune newspaper has attacked local leadership. The real question is who do these people represent and how do self-appointed leaders with access to media decide they are being attacked while there is no accountability for actions taken in the last decade? By [...]

Minneapolis NAACP to hold special election…again

Minneapolis NAACP to hold special election…again

#aplanmatters (Photo: Gumby and Pokey - Google search - Fair Use) On Saturday, May 2, the Minneapolis NAACP will hold a special election from 5-7p.m. at NorthPoint Wellness Clinics in north Minneapolis located at 1313 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Anyone who signs up THAT DAY AT NorthPoint and becomes a member of the Minneapolis NAACP [...]

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges…riddle me this: When is it okay for a 17-year-old to be murdered in Minneapolis?

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges…riddle me this: When is it okay for a 17-year-old to be murdered in Minneapolis?

Leadership is about having each other’s backs – especially those of your city. Residents disengage when their leaders play mind-games and are inconsistent with their approach and style. Community members are vulnerable these days – not really knowing who to trust, rely upon or follow. At some point, Hodges must decide if she is truly a [...]

Where is the equity plan for the renovation of the city owned facility the Target Center?

Where is the equity plan for the renovation of the city owned facility the Target Center?

Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges. Show residents of Minneapolis the equity plan for the remodeling of the Target Center. (photo: Star Tribune, Google search - Fair Use) When Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges took office, her team developed a high-pitched tone of rhetoric behind the word “equity.” Equity as I understand it means: the relations [...]

Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

Is there a historic reason why black girls are punished. (Photo: Fair use) By Camden Copeland, Guest Columnist - IBNN Black girls are disciplined at higher rates and with harsher consequences than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. The [...]

Interview with Better Ed president Devin C. Foley on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Interview with Better Ed president Devin C. Foley on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

“The simple reality is that the education system has failed, particularly for minorities. The Minneapolis school district spends $21,000 per student per year, but currently less than 25% of black students are reading at or above grade level. If the system cannot adequately help large segments of the population, then we need a new system of [...]

The Ron and Don Show: St. Paul City Council candidate Trahern Crews and we answer the question, “Why did local civil rights leaders supply names of gang members to federal officials?”

The Ron and Don Show: St. Paul City Council candidate Trahern Crews and we answer the question, “Why did local civil rights leaders supply names of gang members to federal officials?”

Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. to the Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio hosted by historian, author and journalists Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen. To listen to the program at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night click here.  Call in to speak with the hosts at (347) 426-3904.  IBNN News Brief St. Paul City Council candidate Trahern Crews (photo: [...]

If Black and Native American Minnesotans cannot be positioned for the education of our children, stick a fork in us we’re done

If Black and Native American Minnesotans cannot be positioned for the education of our children, stick a fork in us we’re done

People at the Minnesota Department of Education and the Board of Teaching do not want voices of action on any committees. Especially if you do not have the same political affiliations. If we cannot get in with cordial and diplomatic relationships, we are done...stick a fork (a pitch fork) in us. (photo: The Wrong Stuff - Fair Use) The Minnesota [...]

The Don Allen Interview on AM 1130 – “Donny Unhinged”

The Don Allen Interview on AM 1130 – “Donny Unhinged”

On Feb. 19, OurBlackNews.com founder Don Allen was given the opportunity to stay in his lane and talk about what he knows. Allen did just that...Damn! Listen here... Click on the photo above to listen now!

Open Letter to: Minnesota Board of Teaching…shame on you!

Open Letter to: Minnesota Board of Teaching…shame on you!

Related story: The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids Sometimes the force of ignorance is cumulative. ~Don Allen By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS WTF...are you serious? How is there a 0.4 Native American teacher?  (MinnCan-http://mnstateofed2014.minncan.org - Fair use) Roseville, Minn. - I get it. In some [...]

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